Then US secretary of defence James Mattis and President Donald Trump at an event in October 2018. Mattis resigned at the end of the year after Trump announced US forces were to withdraw from Syria. Photo: Washington Post

Donald Trump’s strength is disruption, but is Syria troop pullout a step too far?

  • The US president’s rash choice to exit Syria may earn the praise of Erdogan and Putin, but clearly failed to impress his own defence secretary
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Then US secretary of defence James Mattis and President Donald Trump at an event in October 2018. Mattis resigned at the end of the year after Trump announced US forces were to withdraw from Syria. Photo: Washington Post
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